[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] [ANN] VMMaker metacello config for Squeak and Pharo

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Feb 5 23:40:24 UTC 2010

Henrik Sperre Johansen wrote:
> On 06.02.2010 00:18, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> What I was saying to David, not to you, is that we need to make sure 
>> that we don't introduce any undue dependencies on Metacello. Given the 
>> dependencies of Metacello itself I think there is an actual risk of 
>> that happening and I simply wanted to remind David that it's important 
>> for us to make sure VMMaker doesn't require Metacello.
> Right. Try loading ConfigurationOfVMMaker though (no dependencies!) and 
> you'll see what it really is.
> A declarative way to define the packages (and their versions) which need 
> to be loaded to build a VMMaker image.
> You can do it manually without loading the tools used for automatic 
> loading, or just unload the tools (gofer, metacello, configurationofxxx) 
> after the functionality is actually loaded.
> I see it as improbable to make VMMaker depend on Metacello to work, as 
> it currently is make it depend on .mcm's to work.
> If there's an obvious point I'm missing, please enlighten me, as I'm 
> sure David is not the only one interested in what such undue 
> dependencies on Metacello would actually entail.

If there are none, that's great. However, the last time I loaded some 
Metacello stuff (which is a couple of weeks ago) it pulled in all sorts 
of things including OmniBrowser and left some modification in other 
packages. If that has been fixed since, all the better.

   - Andreas

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